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WSU plans for transition to next president

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The university plans on announcing the new leader in April

As the country is in the midst of choosing its two presidential candidates, WSU is also whittling down its list of applicants for the same position. The school's process of selecting a new president is winding down, and Wednesday announced how leadership would transition in the coming months.

Dan Bernardo has served as interim President since Elson Floyd stepped away, and then died weeks later in June. Bernardo will transition back to his position as provost. Lura Powell, vice chair of the Board of Regents, and Bob Drewel, former chancellor of WSU North Puget Sound at Everett, were announced as co-chairs of the transition to a new President. The co-chairs will work with Bernardo to hammer out the details of the transition

The search committee has narrowed the field of candidates from 200 to 8, with interviews ongoing. The identity of each candidate is confidential. According to the announcement the university is on track to name the next President by April.

The process in the end looks like it will last almost the entire academic year. I hope that the committee's due diligence pays off, and that whoever they choose helps to build on the great work of Elson S. Floyd.

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